Shawn Azadivar and Tsubasa Tanaka, of Golden Valley, grabbed a few beers at Pig Ate My Pizza’s new location Friday afternoon.

Downtown Robbinsdale becoming a 'little Eat Street'

W. Broadway is now dotted with a wide variety of eating options, which has helped draw visitors and revitalize downtown.
West Metro
November 12
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a report from

Teen birthrate in Hennepin County fell sharply in 2018

Rates have dropped by nearly two-thirds since 2009.
West Metro
November 11
Nadia Mohamed, who became the first Somali-American and Muslim on the St. Louis Park City Council, was just one of several younger women to win in sub

Election reveals shift in suburban leadership

More young women from diverse backgrounds are running — and winning.
West Metro
November 10
Sean Davis of Nice Ride took tags off bikes as the company rolled out its fleet throughout Minneapolis in April. Next year Nice Ride will add 2,000 e-

Nice Ride plans to bring e-bikes to Minneapolis in 2020

Nice Ride Minnesota is getting rid of its “dockless” blue bikes after just one season and will replace them with pedal-assist electric bikes. Lyft, which…
South Metro
November 9

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 10

ANDOVER OCT. 6 Burglary. Electronics were stolen from a home in the 14300 block of Eagle Street NW. FRIDLEY OCT. 6 Assist family.…
West Metro
November 8

Alleged anti-Muslim attack reported in west metro, group says

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for a hate crime investigation.
West Metro
November 7
A police vehicle pulled up to Bloomington Jefferson High School while cars waited to pick students. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) ORG

Student charged in Bloomington Jefferson High School stabbing

The juvenile suspect is charged with a felony for allegedly stabbing another student six times during a fight Tuesday that sent the school into lockdown.
West Metro
November 6
Peter Kizilos-Clift and Pam Koenig on the wraparound porch of the Excelsior house they hope to preserve.

Excelsior argues over designating house as historic against owners' wishes

Owners win fight to demolish, rather than save, century-old cottage house.
State + Local
November 6
Students in Eden Prairie walked to board a school bus nicknamed "the secret bus," to attend class in the Minnetonka district in 2017.

Incumbents win in divisive Minnetonka school board race

The 11-candidate race focused on open enrollment was in contrast to 2015, when voters backed new funding for schools and four seats drew only four hopefuls.
West Metro
November 5
Concord Elementary School

Police: Juvenile was responsible for swastika on Edina school property

The youth was questioned and confessed to scrawling the swastika and a phallic symbol.
West Metro
November 5
A police vehicle pulled up to Bloomington Jefferson High School while cars waited to pick students.

Stabbing at Bloomington Jefferson HS puts student in hospital, another in custody

The severity of the victim's injuries was unclear, but police chief said she's in stable condition at HCMC.
Inspired
November 5
Craig Hill of Mound shops at Westonka Food Shelf. Hill said several heart attacks and the associated medical costs impacted his financial security.

Mound area food shelf marks 50 years: 'This is a very warm, welcoming place'

One of the oldest food shelves in the country, Westonka fills a need for nourishment in the far western metro area.
West Metro
November 5
Concord Elementary School

Edina school vandalized with swastika

A suspect was apprehended, but police said there was no arrest.
West Metro
November 4
West Metro
November 3
In 2017, students in Eden Prairie walked to board a school bus nicknamed "the secret bus" to take them to class in the Minnetonka district.

Minnetonka school board race reveals divide over open enrollment

A crowded field for the first time includes challengers determined to rein in the district's aggressive use of open enrollment to attract students.
South Metro
November 2

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 3

ANDOVER OCT. 6 Burglary. Electronics were stolen from a home in the 14300 block of Eagle Street NW. FRIDLEY OCT. 6 Assist family.…
West Metro
November 1

Charges: Rogers couple deprived injured employee of full workers' compensation

The injured employee had been pinned by machinery in a partly frozen pond.
South Metro
October 31
Taje Smith-Perry

Charges: Teen directed burglary 'empire' across Twin Cities metro area

An abandoned car, its doors wide open, and a purse lying on the street in a quiet Eagan neighborhood were the first clues that something…
West Metro
October 30
The Lafayette Club dining room in 1963.

Minnesota ghosts are mostly Minnesota nice

Seeking scary stories? Maybe look elsewhere.
West Metro
October 30
Workers at the South Hennepin Recycling and Problem Waste Drop-off Center in Bloomington sorted through items being brought in Wednesday.

Fire hazard from vaping pen leads Hennepin County to halt collection of batteries at community sites

All batteries now must go to either the Brooklyn Park or Bloomington drop-off locations.
West Metro
October 30

Despite petition, curbs and gutters are coming to Hopkins' Interlachen Park neighborhood

Some residents say it threatens area's appeal.